Formula TKM will run three regional club championships in 2015 to meet the growing demand from drivers for this type of event, originally pioneered by the class three years ago.

This year drivers competed in Midlands and Northern series and for next year they will be joined by drivers in the South, with the Southern championship just given the green light by the MSA.

Says TKM boss Alan Turney: “We have had very positive and enthusiastic feedback from drivers in all TKM classes across the championships. There is absolutely no doubt that this is what many drivers want - a chance to race in a championship at a variety of circuits but without the large commitment to time,travel and higher costs required to do a national series such as Super One.

“This year we added the Northern series and for 2015 a Southern one will join in exactly the same way. Of course the Super One series is the pinnacle but what these events do is help prepare drivers for that level of competition.”

  • Two new features are also added to the club championships for next year. First drivers will score points for both their final result as well as their grid position for the final. This will reward drivers for good performance through the heats even if they have a bad final.
  • Second all of the TKM club championships will have a points scoring round at the Maxxis TKM Festival at Kimbolton in August, adding to the prestige of the event which next year will also include the ABkC O plate titles.

Explained TKM Co-ordinator Grahame Butterworth: “We have listened very carefully to what our drivers want and made changes to accommodate that. We will be making other small changes too in the presentation of events and availability of information to drivers on our completely new website launching for 2015.

“Adding a round at the Festival is a logical step and thanks to the way we run the series we can accommodate all three championships with no adverse effect on the running of the Festival itself. It should be a great event. And if drivers don’t want to race there it can be their dropped round.”

The Midlands TKM championship will run at Shenington, Kimbolton (two rounds), Rissington and Whilton Mill, with the last round at Whilton Mill being a double header. The series will have classes for Junior and Senior Extreme as well as TKM Clubman. Clubman will only do one Kimbolton round. Provisional dates will be announced shortly.

In the Northern TKM championship Junior and Senior Extreme classes are scheduled to run at Hooton (two rounds), Rowrah (two rounds), Wombwell and Three Sisters. Provisional dates will be announced shortly.

In the Southern TKM championship rounds are confirmed at Dunkeswell and Llandow with two other circuits being finalised. Junior and Senior Extreme classes will compete with full details of circuits and dates to follow shortly.

The events are designed as far as possible not to clash with each other and not to clash with TKM Super One rounds to allow drivers to do more than one series if they wish.

Full details with dates will be released shortly together with registration documents. Novice drivers will be eligible to compete in the club championships.